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Bad Blood

Did Taylor Swift Weaponize Streaming Music Against Katy Perry?

After years of holding out, the pop princess released her full catalog on Spotify—the same day her rival Katy Perry's new album debuted.
Carl Franzen
Louise Matsakis
6.9.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

Stop Complaining About Streaming Services, We Live in a Music Consumer Heaven

You are living in an extraordinary time to be a music lover and listener. Cough up and enjoy it.
Gary Suarez
4.28.16
short circuit

Inside Twitter’s Command Center, Where the Threat Model Is Boy Band Tweets

In an exclusive interview with Motherboard, Twitter explains how its internal Command Center ensures heavy traffic and bugs don’t take down the site.
Nicholas Deleon
3.11.16
Music

Björk Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Black Lake' [Exclusive]

Three days, one spotlight, and some cunning visual effects. Today, The Creators Project premieres an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of 'Black Lake,' with Björk, Andrew Thomas Huang, and Autodesk.
Annie Armstrong
2.22.16
Art

[Exclusive] KAWS' First UK Museum Show Is Massive

The American art giant brings over 20 works to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.25.16
Art

[Exclusive] Hip-Hop, Voguing, and Heraldry Meet in Rashaad Newsome's New Video

See an exclusive clip from 'King of Arms,' part of the artist's current solo show at the SCAD Museum of Art.
Antwaun Sargent
7.23.15
Art

[Exclusive] Treasure Hunt the Web for GIFed Donuts and Pikachus

This is your personal invitation into the rainbow #internetghetto that is Emilie Gervais' 'PΛЯΚΣD DӨMΛIП GIЯᄂƬӨMBƧƬӨПΣ.'
Benoit Palop
6.29.15
Art

[Exclusive] A 30-Second Tour of Nick Cave’s Detroit Takeover

The largest-ever showing of the artist's 'Soundsuits' comes to Detroit.
Antwaun Sargent
6.25.15
Music

[Exclusive] A Behind-the-Scenes Look at MS MR's "Painted"

"What did you think would happen?" Is the question at the heart of Tabitha Denholm's music video for the New York-based duo.
Emerson Rosenthal
6.4.15
Music

Inside Chad Vangaalen's Cosmic Music Video for Shabazz Palaces

We've got exclusive animation cels from the hand-drawn "Forerunner Foray," music video, which features Magic Johnson riding a slice of pizza into space.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.23.15
uber

Uber's Text Message Spam Is Driving People Crazy

Federal Trade Commission complaints obtained by Motherboard show that people who have no association with the company are getting spammed with unsolicited messages.
Jason Koebler
12.11.14
Features

Exclusive: How FBI Informant Sabu Helped Anonymous Hack Brazil

Exclusive documents obtained by Motherboard detail Hector Xavier Monsegur's leadership in attacks against Brazilian government and commercial websites.
Daniel Stuckey and Andrew Blake
6.5.14
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